facebook twitter pinterest instagram You Tube

Grand Openings: Asian Fusion

Shaun Tolson

Thirteen years in the making—nine of them under construction—the Mandarin Oriental, Boston, finally opened in the city’s Back Bay last October. The 148-room property, Mandarin Oriental’s fifth hotel in the United States, is unlike any of the Hong Kong–based group’s existing establishments—and unlike anything else in Boston. The hotel’s traditional New England facade blends in with its brownstone neighbors on Boylston Street, but the interiors reflect Mandarin Oriental’s Asian roots and avant-garde style. Artworks splashed with neon accents by British artist David Hockney share wall space with antique Asian prints that the developers uncovered in the archives of the Boston Public Library. Also unique among Boston hotels are the Mandarin’s 16,000-square-foot spa and the chef’s table at Asana, where diners can enjoy up-close views of the kitchen while embarking on a culinary odyssey through America and Asia guided by chef Nicolas Boutin.

Mandarin Oriental, Boston, 617.535.8888, www.mandarinoriental.com ($325–$8,000)

Read Next Article >>
Soho House Chicago keeps it cool in the Windy City.
From the sun-soaked beaches of Southern California to the sky-high peaks...
A handful of high-end hotels are unveiling new spas, and with them, new...
Photo by Troy Campbell
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach , located just north of Miami...
Photo by Tim Gerard Barker
For two weeks this November, Hasselblad—the camera company that...
The Park Hyatt New York opens inside the One57 skyscraper on Manhattan’s “...
Four Seasons meets Orlando’s great Walt Disney World complex.
For as long as it has been an elite summer destination, the Hamptons’...
Photo by Dana Allen
Wilderness Safaris’ new Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp accesses a remote oasis...
Sri Lanka’s Cape Weligama resort is the new jewel of the south coast.